A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is stripping Bill Cosby of his 2001 honorary degree, saying his sexual assault conviction shows he "has grossly failed to embody the ideals of personal integrity and good citizenship" on which it was based.
New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Lawmakers at the Statehouse are considering proposals that would prohibit Massachusetts school districts from denying hot lunches to children who don't have the money to pay for them or whose parents have fallen behind on meal plan installments.
A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.
An attorney for former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says she's confident the district attorney who has been charged with investigating sexual misconduct allegations against her client "will conduct a fair, thorough and unbiased investigation."
Senate Democrats are making a final push to gather support needed for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey's effort to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era internet net neutrality rules.